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New Mexico health officials announce first reported pediatric flu death of the 2023-2024 season

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SANTA FE — The New Mexico Department of Health announced the state’s first reported influenza-associated pediatric death for the 2023-2024 flu season on Feb. 28. A child (5-12 years old) in Bernalillo County died from complications associated with influenza. To protect the family’s privacy, NMDOH will not provide any...

Scheduled water outage for Feb. 29

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A scheduled water outage that will affect parts of Aztec Avenue, Highway 66, and Churchrock Street will take place on Feb. 29 from 9 am to 4 pm.

The outage will affect City of Gallup Water customers in the following areas:

  • 3000 block of Churchrock Street
  • 3300 E. Aztec Ave.
  • 3400 E. Hwy. 66
The city's water department will be repairing a water leak in the area and will need to shut off the water in order to do their work safely.

Surrounding areas may experience low water pressure.

For any questions, call Utility Dispatch at (505) 863-1200 or the after-hours dispatch 833-863-1212.

Navajo Council approves equity advocate testimony

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WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. — The 25th Navajo Nation Council’s Naa’bik’íyáti’ Committee approved Legislation No. 0044-24 on Feb. 22.

The legislation issues recommendations to the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Victims of Crime’s Tribal Victims Services Set-Aside Formula Grant Program, calling for equitable distribution, funding streams dedicated to construction and renovation projects, an established Missing and Murdered Indigenous People coordinator, technical assistance resources, and funding for MMIP community-based awareness efforts.

The Office of Victims of Crime is seeking feedback from tribal leaders on four issues including options to optimize administration of...

Navajo Nation Council pays tribute to the life of former Sawmill Chapter Vice President Harold Morgan

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WINDOW ROCK, Arizona — On behalf of the 25th Navajo Nation Council, Speaker Crystalyne Curley offers condolences to the family of Sawmill, Arizona community member Harold Morgan, who passed away on Feb. 18 at the age of 85 years old.

Harold is Dibé Łizhiní and born for Tséníjíkiní. His maternal grandfather is Tábaahí and his paternal grandfather is Tó’aheedlíinii. He served as the Sawmill Chapter Secretary from 1996 to 2004 and the Sawmill Chapter Vice-President from 2004 yo 2008.

He was also employed with the Navajo Nation Legislative Branch for 40 years, having retired in 2014. While working for the Legislative Branch, Harold was responsible for the administrative...

Celebrity Extra

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Q: I remember when singer Usher used to be on the soap opera The Bold and the Beautiful. Has he done any acting since?— S.L.

A: Born Usher Raymond IV, superstar Usher was born in Dallas and sang in the church choir that was directed by his mother. The family later moved to Atlanta and then Los Angeles, where Usher released his first album in 1994 at the age of 16 and also hit it big with his second album, “My Way,” in 1997. He flexed his talents even more by branching out into acting — first in the sitcom The Parent ’Hood on The WB network, then in recurring roles on The Bold and the Beautiful and Moesha.

More recently, he’s just played himself in several T.V. shows like...

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